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Fuirena Rottbøll. Umbrella-sedge.

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A genus of about 30 species, herbs, primarily in Africa and America, in tropical and warm temperate regions.

Key advice:Fuirena achenes typically contain a perianth of shorter retrorse bristles and longer, spatulate-bladed scales (the scales with or without an acuminate apex). A distinction is made in the key between the length of the bristles, scales, and their length relative to the achenes.

Ref: Goetghebeur In Kubitzki (1998b); Kral (1978a); Kral (2002a) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2002b). Show full citations.

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